Protestors gather in France after the death of a motorist by police shooting–Michel Euler/AP

The Roar keeps you updated with local news, recent events and interesting stories ― everything you need to know for this week.

  1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean officials Friday to discuss further denuclearization details that were initially addressed in Trump’s summit in June. 
  2. Lupe Valdez, the democratic nominee for Texas governor, visited the Brazos Valley Saturday to answer questions about issues like border patrol, education, and the bathroom bill. Lupe is the first Latina and first openly gay person to receive a major party nomination for Texas governor. 
  3. Rodolfo Rodriguez reported being assaulted and repeatedly hit with a concrete block Wednesday while visiting his grandson in California. Rodriguez’s family is still looking for justice, but authorities are still unsure about the exact details of the attack. 
  4. Ethiopian leader, Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrean leader, Isaias Afwerki, shared a hug during a meeting Sunday, signaling a significant deescalation in tensions between the two nations. This historic comes only a month after Abiy announced that he would accept the terms of the peace agreement signed in 2000. 
  5. Dawn Sturgess died Sunday after exposure to a Soviet-era nerve agent. UK authorities are still trying to find the source of the contaminant, but some suspect that Sturgess’s death might be linked to the attack on Yulia and Sergei Skripal, which took place earlier in the year.
  6. A police officer in France was charged with manslaughter Friday after fatally shooting a 22-year-old motorist. The officer claimed to have accidentally shot the motorist, but accounts from witnesses and other officers differ. 
  7. Croatia beat Russia 4-3 with penalty kicks on Saturday to qualify for the semi-finals. They will play England on Wednesday to determine which team takes a spot in the final match.  
  8. Saman Gunan, a retired Thai Navy SEAL diver, died Friday after running out of oxygen during the rescue mission to save the soccer team and their coach trapped in Tham Luang Cave. 
  9. Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, resigned Thursday amid numerous ethics investigations. Pruitt’s legacy includes a massive attempt to reverse several Obama-era environmental regulations and policies. 
  10. Human remains were found Tuesday at the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa. Investigators suspect that the remains were those of rhino poachers and that the poachers were killed by the pride of lions on the reserve.